On JRPGs

JRPGs used to be my favorite things to play when I was younger.  I guess it’s just me getting older, but the thought of sitting down to one of these things now is woefully unappealing.  The random encounters, the unrealistic character interaction, the flowery monologues, the unending boss battles, dungeon crawling.

Western games have really spoiled me, I suppose.  Mass Effect, Fallout, Uncharted, etc.  I like being able to shoot something in the head a few times and move on.

I’m playing Suikoden II right now, and…it’s fun.  But it’s not the same fun I remember having when I was little.